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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:58 PM
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Did you ever in your life have people throwing at you constantly
all the different ways you could die? Smallpox, anthrax, dirty bombs, suitcase nukes, bird flu, waiting on the roof for FEMA, heat stoke in your car while evacuating, etc. etc. Pretty soon people are going to start thinking that if they are going to die anyhow they might as well do it in furtherance of some activity we can't talk about here.
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:04 PM
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1. One way to look at it...
Most humans that ever lived, have had to live with war, plague and famine as real, immediate threats. So, what you're seeing is just more of the same.

If some people (like myself) in developed countries have grown up without those immediate threats, it's really the exception, not the rule.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:08 PM
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4. True, but for most of that time, if the threat was far away, by the
time you heard about it, it was either history or you were dead from it.
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ken_g Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:05 PM
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2. This is really affecting the country.
That's why consumer confidence is down. Small business friends of mine have seen it in their bottom line since a week after Katrina. People are genuinely down!
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cdsilv Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:41 PM
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11. all I know is that I'm conserving and spending as little as possible
... and I live on the Gulf coast. I have loaded up with hurricane survival supplies, but have put off that 'big-ass TV' purchase to
save up some evac $$ (around 2K so far), and travel ONLY for business, (which is reimbursed).

My neighbor just filled up (21 gal.) at $70.00

Waiting on some good commission checks too...
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:06 PM
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3. The incessant chatter about the lethal threats is the backdrop
of 1984. You can't throw a punch when you're cowering.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:09 PM
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6. Not cowering was what the last part of the OP was about. n/t
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iamahaingttta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:08 PM
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5. I've pictured myself...
...doing a Thich Quang Duc in front of the News Corp. headquaters.
Is that what you mean?
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:10 PM
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7. No, more like putting the gasoline in a bottle and sticking a
rag in the top...
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:14 PM
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8. GET HELP, NOW !!
n/m
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:18 PM
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9. "in furtherance of some activity we can't talk about here."
so you wanted to start a sex thread, but didn't want it locked?

If you are going to die anyway you might as well f.....
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:27 PM
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10. There's a rule about sex talk here? Oh shit! I am at the wrong
website...thought this was foxxnews.com
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WatchWhatISay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:49 PM
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12. I've been giving this some thought for several years
Unfortunately so have they, and they have protected against it to such a degree that I dont think anybody could make a dent now.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:37 PM
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13. Protected by whom? The military, whose votes in 2004 have
never been disclosed and most of whom are in Iraq? The National Guard? The local cops? FEMA?
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